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Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility

June 11–September 4, 2022 | Fifth Third Gallery & Historic House

Jane Austen’s novels have been cherished by millions of readers for two hundred years. Her classic stories have reached many others as adaptations for the screen. Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility features approximately fifty costumes and accessories worn in popular film and television productions. Drawn from the collection of award-winning British costume house Cosprop Ltd., these meticulously tailored ensembles will transport you to the Regency era through ball gowns, wedding dresses, day dresses, hats, jackets, waistcoats, riding habits, and other middle- and upper-class clothing. 

Fashion & Sensibility provides an unforgettable opportunity to see, up close, costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. The exhibition brings to life beloved characters from Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park, while revealing powerful themes of class, gender, and social dynamics in Austen’s world.  

Presented by Exhibits Development Group, USA, in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England

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Exhibition Sponsors

The H.B., E.W., and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust

The Sutphin Family Foundation

The Frank J. Kloenne and Jacqueline Dawson Kloenne Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

            

Experience the Exhibition

Enjoy special tours, behind-the-scenes insights, and more during this unique exhibition!

 

John Rocque (France, active 1734–62) and John Pine (England, 1690–1756), Detail of A Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; with the Contiguous Buildings, from an Actual Survey, Taken by John Rocque, Land-Surveyor, and Engraved by John Pine, Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms, and Chief Engraver of Seals, etc., to His Majesty, 1737–46, engraving on 24 sheets of rag paper, mounted on cotton muslin.

John Rocque (France, active 1734–62) and John Pine (England, 1690–1756), Detail of A Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; with the Contiguous Buildings, from an Actual Survey, Taken by John Rocque, Land-Surveyor, and Engraved by John Pine, Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms, and Chief Engraver of Seals, etc., to His Majesty, 1737–46, engraving on 24 sheets of rag paper, mounted on cotton muslin.

Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Map

June 11–September 4, 2022 | Sinton Gallery

Measuring seven by thirteen feet, this map was made in the mid-1700s, about fifty years before Jane Austen began writing her celebrated novels. While Austen’s stories take place mostly in the English countryside, this exhibition will illustrate London locations from both her fiction and her life. Journey past the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral—as well as through cow pastures, timber yards, and waterworks—as you trace your way through the metropolis and its environs. This massive work on paper represents a monumental achievement in cartography, or mapmaking. It also offers a rare opportunity to experience the history of one of the world’s great cities and its connections to one of the world’s great authors. 

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